J. Walter Garvey, a. prosperous young stock- raiser of Pekin, was born in Mechanicsburg, Ill., in 1877, obtaining his education in the public schools and at Eureka College. After graduation, he took up agriculture as a means of livelihood, but has subsequently devoted his attention to stockraising. He came to Tazewell County in 1902, and at present is conducting the La Marsh Stock Farm of ninety acres, where the highest grade of registered Poland China hogs are raised. About one hundred head are constantly kept on hand, and about every three months sold at public auction. Mr. Garvey has the reputation of being the best judge of hogs in Tazewell County.
In 1900 our subject was married at Williamsville to Miss Florence Moore, and they have one child—Florence Irene. In politics, Mr. Garvey is a stanch Republican. His parents, John and Mariah (Darnell) Garvey, were natives of Illinois, the former born at Mechanicsburg, and the latter at Loami.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1006
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